Monday, January 30, 2012

D. Porthault Semi-Annual Sale

D. Porthault sells some of the most beautiful embellished linens and home furnishings. We especially love the hand hand-embroidered motifs but the prices are another story.

Perhaps the D. Porthault semi-annual sale is enough of a discount to get you to update your whites. Through February 4th the store is discounting selected printed and embroidered bed linens, terry towels, table linens, and assorted other products 40% to 80% off. For example, a tiger print queen bedroom set with four pieces is $660 from $1100 and a hand painted floral bath sheets are $186 from $310.


You can click here to get an idea of what items are included in the markdown. Unfortunately, the site doesn't allow for online shopping but we are sure that a well qualified sales associate can assist you with your purchase.

D. Porthault Semi-Annual Sale
Through February 4th
Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm
470 Park Avenue at 58th Street
212-688-1660
Cash, check, Visa, MC, Amex

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fashion Dream Sale

There is a place. Hidden in a nondescript building in the East Village. This place, contains a closet. Not just any closet, but a closet that your designer, name-dropping brain can't even begin to comprehend. It's a closet that appears to contain every Manolo-Louboutin-Chanel-Balmain-Lanvin item that's ever been created. Ever!

The Alrbight Fashion Library is a 2,600-sq-ft loft space that is home to more than 25,000 couture dresses and 8,000 pairs of shoes. It's all there, in this closet. Normally, this fashion fantasy is utilized by movie makers and reality star stylists but right now you can shop the Albright Fashion Library during their sample sale.



Women’s clothing, outerwear and shoes are all reduced to 90% off. Dresses that retail from $900 to $2900 are $290. Gowns that retail starting at $5600 from Pamela Dennis, Robert Danes, and Moschino now $560 to $790. Suits that are normally $2600 are just $260. Shoes. Shoes. Shoes from Blahnik, Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo now $60 are just $100.

The sale runs through the end of the month but you wouldn't want to miss any remaining Balenciaga, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors or Marchesa, would you?

Albright Fashion Library
Through Tuesday, January 31st
11am to 8pm
32A Cooper Sq. (off Bowery between 5th & 6th Streets)
For more information call 212-253-5894

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The IT-It: Drybar

I remember hearing the term wet bar as a child and imagining a bartender spraying customers with a soft drink hose. When I recently heard about Drybar my imagination was almost as naive: A bar with no alcohol? Yikes!

Thank goodness my conjecture was wrong on both accounts. Drybar may be the coolest beauty concept ever. The beauty chain offers flat rate $40 hair blowouts. There's no, extra $10 for long hair or unexpected fees for extra curly or thick hair. Yup, it's just $40! Oh, oh, did we mention the Shirley Temple service? It's for kids 10 and under and costs just $24. (Blowouts and lunch with Eloise anyone?)



So as curly haired girls have been rejoicing on the west coast and in the Village, uptown gals can start taking advantage of the Drybar treatment too. Today Drybar opened in the Le Parker Meridien, on West 59th Street. The space is almost as hot as a Twin Turbo 2800.

Scheduling an appointment is as easy as the price. Just go to the company’s online scheduler and select the Le Parker Meridien location from the drop down menu and pick a time that's convenient to you. Even better, walk-ins are welcome too.

Drybar
119 West 56th Street btw 6th and 7th Avenues
212-557-5392

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Most Expensive Stores in the US

Unsurprisingly Madison Avenue is home to many of the country's most expensive retail stores, according to analysis company Bundle. Ten of the 25 stores, listed in the report are located on Madison Avenue and 13 are located in NYC.

Oscar de la Renta takes home top prize for the boutique with the highest average receipt of $3,217.  Georgio Armani, which has several locations throughout Manhattan, including Madison Avenue, is second with average receipts of $2,881. At the bottom of the list is Prada, where customers tend to spend about $1,430. Wedding emporiums Vera Wang and Kleinfeld Bridal both made it to the impressive list, which is just goes to show the buying power of the blushing bride.



Bundle compiled their list of the most expensive shops in America by looking at the average receipt amounts based on millions of transactions done in clothing stores across the U.S from April 2010 to May 2011. Wholesalers, manufacturers and big department stores were filtered out of the list. We imagine that's why high priced stores like Hermes and Louis Vuitton are not included in the top 25 list.

Although Madison Avenue is an expensive place to shop, it's just as easy to save a bundle. As we know, just about all these stores reduce merchandise to about half-off but that may mean you end up buying twice as much!
  1. Oscar de la Renta, NYC
  2. Georgio Armani, NYC
  3. Loro Piana, Boston
  4. Akris, NYC
  5. Maxfield, LA
  6. Chanel, NYC
  7. Bruno Cucinelli, NYC
  8. Blake, Chicago
  9. Savannah, Santa Monica
  10. Alexander McQueen, NYC
  11. Tom Ford, NYC
  12. Lanvin, NYC
  13. Ascot Chang, NYC
  14. Chloe, NYC
  15. Marissa Collections, Naples
  16. Dolce & Gabbana, Beverly Hills
  17. Wilkes Bashord, SF
  18. Bottega Veneta, Manhasset
  19. Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC
  20. Morris & Sons, Chicago
  21. A'Marees, Newport Beach
  22. Vera Wang, NYC
  23. Escada, Beverly Hills
  24. Saks Jandel, MD
  25. Prada, NYC

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Alexis Bittar 60% Off

Alexis Bittar has taken a second markdown on the winter jewelry collection. The discount is up to 60% off. In addition to the Madison boutique, shoppers can browse the deals at the online store.



Right now you you can find a gunmetal chain necklace for $298 from about $700, signature large hinge bracelet for $242 from $495 and pearl drop earrings are $162 from $395.

Even if you live close to a boutique, we suggest familiarizing yourself with the collection online. The store's sales associates are better at the register than they are at the showcase.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Intermix 80% off

If you thought the department stores were getting heavy handed with the discounts you should take a look at the price cuts at Intermix. The urban boutique is offering an extra 50% off already reduced merchandise for a total savings of up to 80% off.



We found $225 Rag & Bone jeans for $35! (Makes you question the price of denim.) A $1350 Herve Leger dress is $400 and a $1300 Zac Posen dress is $390.

While you're sifting through sale racks don't overlook the jewelry. While sorting through random bits and pieces we found $350 Dannijo earrings for just a $100. We'll call it a happy Valentines Day gift to me!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Join Us at Fashion Week

Fashion week is right around the corner and everyone knows that nothing compares to being there on the ground floor or even back row. That's why we are inviting our readers to join us as Spies at Lincoln Center, during Fashion Week.

All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and send the following:


By reading @MadisonAveSpy daily I found a great deal on [blank]. Follow and RT to win a chance to go to fashion week


When you send us your favorite Mad-Spy deal you will become eligible to attend a fashion show and write a post for the site. Good luck and may the best deals win!

Season End Sales: Barney's vs Bergdrofs

By ManhattanMataHari

As department stores blow out the remains of winter we plan on finding statement pieces that will become the cornerstones of our wardrobe. If you can find a Chanel sweater for under $1000 grab it. The same goes for Jason Woo print dress at under $270. (Makes the upcoming Target collab seem overpriced, huh?) Bergdorf Goodman and Barney's are both offering discounts of 75% off but you're going to want to read or overview before heading out in these frigid temperatures.

Barney's

The last cuts at the department stores are always our favorite time for steeply discounted brick-and-mortar shopping. Stop into Barney’s by Tuesday before they send their 75% off designer clothing and 60% off shoes to the outlets and warehouse.

Haute ready-to-wear is mixed throughout the floors. Some sales racks like Lanvin, Marni and Dries Van Noten are alongside new resort collections, but many are in the mixed designer sales racks near the back. We spotted a black and white color block Derek Lam dress for $249 and a Fendi draped silk dress for $669. A Balmain draped red silk blouse is now $639 from $2550. With a bit of persistence you can also find discounted Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Mugler and Givenchy. Our favorite find was a chic $4990 Yves Saint Laurent wool jacket marked down to $1990.

If you’re a fan of Chloe and Lanvin shoes, it may be worth your while to stop by the shoe salon where we spotted a $670 pair of Lanvin jewel embellished satin ballet slippers for $269. We found a pair of Louboutin suede and mesh maryjanes for just $339. (A prime example why despise waiting on sample sale lines.)

Mema: (212) 833-2098 (3rd floor Designer Collections)
Jake: (212) 833-2129 (4th floor Advanced Designer Collections)

Tom Ford lace at Bergdorf Goodman


Bergdorf Goodman

While Barney’s final sale is winding down, Bergdorf’s has just begun their end of season 75% off sale. Check in with your favorite designers at their boutiques where clothing is marked 60% to 75% off retail.

At Chanel, we found some lovely knits and sweaters as well as a couple of signature wool boucle dresses for $2389 from $5990. Tom Ford is also at a 60% cut and there was a good selection of sales merchandise, including his popular lace and velvet pieces. A $2290 black lace blouse is now $909 while Emma Stone’s structured black lace red-carpet dress and a white long sleeve version is now $3499.

You will have some luck finding 75% off clothing from Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior and Fendi in their individual boutiques, but we suggest heading to the mixed designer rack areas too. In the mix you find deals like a Jason Wu silk print dresses ($269), Rick Owens drapery silk tops ($159) and even a fur collared Givenchy jacket ($959). We also spotted lots of Stella McCartney, Emilio Pucci, Narcisco Rodriguez and Roland Mouret.

If you are still looking for your shoe fix, you can now find all designer shoes marked down 55%, including Christian Louboutin and Chanel. Overall, there is a much better selection at Bergdorf’s than at Barneys, especially for Manolo Blahnik fans.

Allison: (212) 872-8732

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Spy: Monclers on Sale

Readers often ask us about getting discounts on hard-to-find-on-sale items. Uggs are one, Chanel is another but most readers want to get their Monclers for less. We'll give it to you straight, it's not easy. But if you're looking, this is the time of year to find them.

During our most recent tour de Barney's we found children's and men's Moncler jackets and coats for 50% off. Most of the children's sizes were small but there were a few still left in size two and under and fours and sixes for both girls and boys.

The men's jackets are a bit more sparse but there are a few still left on the racks. Unfortunately, the only the Moncler Gamme Bleu jackets were marked down. All but one was sold out but you can ask a sales associate to keep an eye on returns. Over at Bergdorf Goodman, you can find a select assortment of the goose down jackets discounted. Here the markdown is only about 40% but it's still worth stalking the store.

Nordstrom.com has a handful of the Italian made jackets on coats marked down 33% but we would also suggest calling the department stores directly to see what inventory might still be available.

The Brooklyn-based, high-end children's store, Tuesdays Child has a better selection of coats and jackets but the discount is just 20%. The uptown boutique, Small Change has a decent selection on sale but the discount isn't very much either.

If all else fails, try calling the Moncler at Woodbury Common (845-928-3045). But whatever you do, don't don't don't Google "Moncler discounts" or "Moncler sale." Doing so will result in a list of counterfeit jackets. And even a discount of 90% on those would be overpaying.

Century 21 Sale Time

By ManhattanMataHari

Despite being world renowned as the place for discount designer deals, Century 21 can be a difficult store to shop. The disheveled racks can be daunting and tourist shoppers can be, lets say, pushy. But when Century has a sale we just can’t resist the downtown flagship.

When you arrive, go straight to the third floor and turn right to find the European designer racks marked an additional 50% to 65% off. We suggest starting with the 65% off racks near the registers, where Giorgio Armani fans will be thrilled to find a couple racks discounted 85%. A chic long sleeve Alberta Ferretti dress is $161 from $459, while a silk sheath from their more affordable Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti line is only $70! A variety of Love Moschino and Cheap and Chic dresses ranged from $70 to $130 - even less than Aeffe’s sample sale prices. Overall, we did not see many original collection pieces, but there were plenty of designer’s secondary lines to shop.



Just looking at the wall of discounted mixed designer tops induces anxiety and should be avoided unless you have hours to shop. We found the racks of designer skirts and pants to be more fruitful, with a $128 Carolina Herrera skirt, $200 Lanvin silk trouser shorts and $50 Dolce Gabbana satin pants as highlights. Unfortunately, we saw more damaged clothing than not. Be sure to carefully inspect your pieces prior to checkout.

Before heading downstairs, don’t miss the 65% cut for designer jackets. Furs and shearlings remain at 50%. Skip the 2nd floor entirely since none of the designer accessories in the showcases are reduced. Make your way to the basement, and you will see walls of mostly Italian designer shoes for an additional 40% to 75% off. Walls of winter footwear are worth browsing for the prospect of $160 Derek Lam booties or $155 fur wrapped Cinzia Araia boots. On the racks, we saw lots of Missoni multicolored pumps ($175), Manolo slingbacks ($125) and Givenchy suede heeled sandals ($120).

A word for the wise – head to Century 21 sooner rather than later before all the best steeply discounted designer cloths are gone! Uptown gals should save on cab fare and head to the spacious and organized Upper West Side store, unless you miss fighting for your fashion downtown.

Mikimoto Sale Overview

The Mikimoto sale has been a longtime favorite of Madison Avenue Spy readers but much has changed over the years. When we arrived, midday the line to get into the showroom was over two hours and the discounts on the most desirable jewelry fell into the 50% off category rather than the 70% off of past seasons.

First the line. The wait snaked around the entire fourth floor of the building so that the front of the line met the back of the line. This is not a situation a busy New Yorker likes to confront. After a quick phone call we were in despite snares from others.



Most of the higher-end Mikimoto jewelry is 50% off but some items were priced up to 70% off. Even after the discount prices range from about $2000 for a small pendant and go up to about $15,000 for larger necklaces. We are especially fond of the the 10mm golden south sea pearl strands that normally retail for $25,000 but are discounted 50% off.

If you're looking to spend a bit less look for the Blue Lagoon collection, which is more affordable to many customers. Blue Lagoon is normally found in higher volume jewelry retailers like Zales. In this section you can find pearl pendants for under $200 and bracelets for under $1500.

We suggest going to the sale towards Friday when the wait will be much less. We also suggest skipping the sale altogether if you're looking for less expensive pearls. You can find better quality for similar prices from a trusted local jewelry store.

Mikimoto Sale
680 5th Ave. (bet. 53rd & 54th St.), 4th Fl
Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th 10am~7pm

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kirna Zabete Sale

For the past month we have been secretly stalking Kirna Zabete. The Soho department store is a virtual candy shop for fashion lovers. The inventory is incredibly well edited and it's where in-the-know shoppers go to find that all-sold-out and impossible-to-find item of the moment.



Those who prefer to prolong the moment, we are talking about winter 2011, should take the time to browse through the store's sale selection. Price are reduced up to 70% off and there are so many wonderful pieces from which to choose. We found a great Thakoon bright print dress for $250 from $625, a Lanvin cashmere dress is $500 from $1670, Nicholas Kirkwood heels are $318 from $785 and Givenchy rain boots are $140 from $280.

Yes, you should get something new for Fashion Week. Yes, it's good to get out of the neighborhood. Yes, it's worth the cab ride. And Yes, Balthazar is still great for lunch. Any other questions?

Kirna Zabete
96 Greene Street
212-941-9656

Monday, January 16, 2012

A RealReal Consignment Deal

Has anyone noticed how inflated vintage and consignment stores have become? Just last week we were shopping in a local store and spotted a DVF dress that was clearly off a sample rack. (The red sharpie line on the tag was the giveaway.)


This is not an isolated insident. We can’t even count the amount of times we find inflated prices at second hand stores. That’s why we were so thrilled to find The RealReal. 






 The RealReal is a new online luxury designer consignment destination for women. The site is divided into well curated selections of top designers like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Dolce and Gabanna and more. What’s even better is that the prices are fair and ticketed to sell.


That doesn’t mean that the sellers don’t get a great deal too. Consigners receive 60% of the sales price, which is a lot more than traditional resellers. Then when you reach sales of $1,500 per year, your rate increases to 70% for the remainder of that calendar year. Sounds good, right?


In addition, The RealReal  is hosting a promotion where winter mechandise will be 60% off. The markdown includes higher end designers, in addition to second tier warehouse designers. 


That's a deal on a deal. Sign up now and don't miss any of The RealReal's sales. 
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Manolos Now 50% Off

If we knew anything about football we might be able to correlate the big Giant win to Manolo Blahnik's second markdown. But we don't. So we will have to be content in just saying, Manolo Blahnik has started their second markdown today.



Customers can save 50% off on the fall and winter collection, including some alligator styles. This is a great opportunity to grab that special pair of shoes you've been watching all season.

If you haven't been holding your breath for something special, you might want to consider waiting for the next and final markdown. In early February, the Manolo boutique drops prices to 70% off, which is almost as good as the sample sale and without the excruciating wait. Just be sure to plan your shopping excursion carefully. The boutique closes between 2pm and 3pm to restock.

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.)
Mon-Fri 10:30 to 6:00pm, Sat 10:30 to 6:30, Sun 12pm to 5pm
Don't bother calling, nobody picks up the phone during sale season!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Th It-it: The Perfect Red Lip

By ManhattanMataHari

There’s nothing quite like a pop-of-color --or POC, in fashion talk-- to help combat the winter blues. None is more uplifting than the perfect red lip. Before you start you will need to find the perfect matte finish, high pigment lip color to achieve a look that's classy, not trashy.

We found the holy grail in Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl ($24). The shade is a universally flattering bright crimson that has incredible staying power.



In true MadSpy fashion, we wanted to test the wearability. The application is fool-proof since the jumbo crayon affords more precision than traditional lipsticks. Unlike most lip pencils, Nars has a creamy matte finish with Vitamin E, so it won’t dry out your lips or require a top layer of balm.

Our bright red pout lasted through an entire decadent meal at Il Mulino and a hot, meltdown-inducing session at Earth Yoga. After an hour of hot Vinyasa, our Dragon Girl lips were surprisingly perfect!

When wearing red, be sure to take a hint from the 1950’s bombshells, and keep the rest of your makeup soft and neutral to bring out your inner diva. Also, a bit of concealer around the lip never hurts.

Special Update: Last week we wrote about weightless totes and mentioned the
Celine version ($1600). Today we spotted some at the TJ Maxx in Colombus Square. The hunter green colored tote was priced at just $799. Not too bad, huh?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bloomingdale's Consolidation Sale

If you've walked the floors of Bloomindale's lately, you will notice that much of the sale merchandise is missing. We all know it didn't disappear. Like Saks, the uptown department store is gathering sale inventory from all over the country for their bi-annual consolidation sale.



The end-of-season blow-out will start on Sunday, January 15th and the markdown will be up to 80% off. The sale will include (but not be limited to) Marc Jacobs, Yigal, Moschino, Sonia Rykiel and Burberry London.

Out of town shoppers are out of luck on this one. The sale will be exclusively at Bloomingdale's 59th Street location.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Saks Consolidation Sale

It’s that time of year again! All of the designer leftovers from Saks Fifth Avenue stores on the east coast are making their way to the 9th floor of the Fifth Avenue flagship. The discount is set to replicate the after Christmas sale, which was 70% off.

The consolidation sale officially starts on Friday, January 13th but we took a sneak peak into the set-up. We spotted lots of Stella McCartney, Temperly, Moschino, Yigal Azrouel, TSE and Donna Karen. Head directly to the designer boutiques if you're looking for reduced Chanel and Dior, which has price cuts of 60%.



During the summer consolidation sale we found an Oscar dress for $337, a McQueen dress for $418 and a Dolce & Gabbana tweed pencil skirt for just $188. In addition, we found lots of exquisite evening wear including, a tailored black Valentino cocktail dress that is now $777 and a unique embellished Monique Lhuillier number for $641.

Although the sale doesn't officially start until Friday, we are told that the black curtains will open sooner. We suggest hitting the sale on Thursday if you want to get first dibs. Internet shoppers can usually find similar deals online but there usually isn't the same variety of high-end designer merchandise.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Michael Kors Takes Steuben

This fall we posted about Steuben shutting down its factory and its flagship store on Madison Avenue. New Years marked the end of that crystal dynasty but that real estate will not stay vacant for long.

Michael Kors will be taking over the space that the century-old brand formerly occupied at 667 Madison, across from Barney's. Kors already has an existing store at Madison and 60th but we imagine that location close once the new build-out is complete. A rep from Michael Kors did not answer specific questions but it appears as if the Steuben location is considerably larger.



In addition to the Kors expansion, there seems to be a growing trend for brands to have two uptown locations. Many luxury icons seem to enjoy a flagship on or close to Fifth Avenue that attracts tourists from all around the world in addition to the neighborhood clientele that's found on Madison.

Most recently, Bottega Veneta opened a Madison Avenue location in addition to their Fifth Avenue flagship. Armani, Cavalli, Chanel, Cartier, Prada, Gucci and, yes, Juicy Couture all have mid-town and Madison Ave locations.

Perhaps that's a luxury that the luxury brands can afford.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crazy Gaga Workshop Sale

We have to admit that the Barney's Lady Gaga Workshop was a genius concept. It was imaginative and unique. We also have to admit that the prices of the novelty items included in the collaboration were also imaginative and unique.

Well, all that has changed. Barney's has slashed the prices of their Gaga Christmas workshop. The discount ranges from 40% to 70% off. The best deal is the candy. For example, candy finger rings which were insanely $28 and are now $9. You might want to bypass the stale candy and opt for the popular Deborah Lippman 3D Holographic nail polish. The duo set of polish is now $29 from $40.



Another good bet is the Gaga Workshop x Barney's tote, which is $14 from $38. (Be careful, not to confuse this tote with the Barney's x Gaga tote, which is still $26 from $38.) The flame press-on nails are a personal favorite, but are still a frivolous $157 from $225 and you're cousin from Pittsberg won't get it. Instead, send her a bite of the big apple by way of the deep V-neck Gaga tee $33 from $75.

Although the discounts are attractive, we bet that many of these items will show up for even less money at Barney's outlets across the country. Anyone want to send me a note when they find those crazy nails for $2.25?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The It-it: The Weightless Tote

We can't say it was unexpected. There was bound to be a backlash against the bigger and heavier bags that have been dominating the streets of Via Fashionable. A 35cm Birkin weights almost three pounds and that's before it's loaded with your wallet, phone, lipstick, keys and other junk.

Handbag designers are increasingly adding fashionable lightweight bags to their collections. The styles, colors and quality go beyond the Goyard tote or the LV Neverfull. These bags are are wonderfully basic. There's no lux lining, zipper or hardware but the leather is supple and the lines are classic. Best of all, they weigh next to nothing, which means you can feel free to pile on the junk.



Celine's version comes in a variety of colors and is priced at about $1600. At Bergdorf Goodman we found a YSL tote that has girly contrasting tassels that retails for $1500. Balenciaga's Papier tote is $1350 and Givenchy offers another option with their Antigona for $1280.

Although these tote bags are light,  they are not cheap. A good shopping tote will get kicked around and faithfully used and may show their wear quickly. Less expensive options are also abundant. We just suggest bolting for an interesting color and making sure your tote is weightless.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Marc Jacobs 70% Letdown

By ManhattanMataHari

When we first caught wind the Marc Jacobs collection would be a hefty 70% off We couldn’t help but get excited when we caught wind of the Marc Jacobs collection discount. The markdown is hefty at 70% off but upon arrival at the store we were sorely disappointed.



The sale consists only of two small racks of fall and winter 2011 merchandise. There is also a small assortment of booties and pumps below that have been marked down. The racks of clothing were sparse at best, with our best find being a boucle wool $1800 peacoat marked down to $540. It is truly hit or miss because the styles and sizing is extremely limited. A sales associate hinted there “might” be some extra sizes out back but it seemed unlikely.

We also spotted a few $7900 retail sheared fox cropped jackets on the markdown rack. Even with the discount there are better fur investments for your money. Looking down at the sale shoes, it was easy to see why these stragglers were still on the sales floor – not the most desirable styles. Sadly, no tall boots were to be found.

Bottom line: if you had your heart set on getting a discounted Stam handbag or other accessories, don’t bother. We suggest calling ahead if you had your heart set on a specific item.

Johann: 212-343-1490

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Scoop Sale

Scoop just added another 30% markdown to their already reduced merchandise. The overall markdown is under 50% and some items are discounted up to 75% off.



The store is stocked with a reasonable amount of Zac Posen, Missoni, Michael Kors and 3.1 Philip Lim. We found a $725 sweater dress marked down to $289. With the additional 30% discount the final price is just $200. A Kimberly Ovitz dress is $310 from $565 and $1000 Alejandro Ingelmo heels are just $310.

Even the Scoop sales woman admitted this was a very good discount. Next stop is the Scoop warehouse sale but we think this markdown is both civilized and worthy of two thumbs up. You know, if did such a thing.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Manolo Blahnik First Markdown

The new year means many things to different people. To us, the new year is the start to Manolo season. Every year, the Manolo Blahnik boutique takes their first markdown following the big ball drop.

Currently, shoes and boots from the winter collection are now discounted to 33% off. This markdown should not cause too much excitement considering that department stores are running sales where Manolos are 60% off.



In three weeks you can expect the discount to drop to 50% off and by early February the discount climbs to 75% off. You know, that's when we come running. You can click here to see our Manolo closeout coverage from last year were we found lots of ornate and iconic styles for just $250!

Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street (b/w 5th and 6th)
Monday to Friday 10:30 to 6:00
Saturday 10:30 to 3:300
Contact: Abby 212-582-3007